Slam Bradley (Gotham City: Year One)

Created by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson Developed by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel Written by Tom King Comics. They’re not just for kids anymore. In case ya hadn’t noticed… Certainly, Gotham City: Year One , a 2022-23 mini-series from DC Comics, will have plenty of ten-year-olds (and more than a few long-time Batman fans) scratching their heads. Yeah, … Continue reading Slam Bradley (Gotham City: Year One)

A Conversation About The Conversation

Sam Wiebe Introduces the 1974 Classic Slated to introduce The Conversation at the Vancouver Film Center before the pandemic, Canadian crime writer Sam Wiebe, the creator of private eyes  Dave Wakeland and Michael Drayton,  finally got to do it in April 2022. The screening was part of a free day of programming in memoriam for VIFF staff … Continue reading A Conversation About The Conversation

HBO’S Perry Mason

It's the Stubble, Stupid! After wading through the sordid wallow that was HBO’s PERRY MASON, my first urge was to dig up some of my tattered paperbacks by Erle Stanley Gardner, or stream a few episodes of the old TV show starring Raymond Burr. I might even dig up some of the flicks from the … Continue reading HBO’S Perry Mason

Barkley Nunn (Hollywood Detective)

Created by Scott Curtis Pseudonym of Brian Alan Lane "Hollywood finally came up with a cure for writer's block" Not to be confused with the made-for-TV standalone flick The Hollywood Detective, starring Telly Savalas (or the Dan Turner pulp magazine), this mini-series was just Hollywood Detective (no "the"). Billed at the time as basic cable's … Continue reading Barkley Nunn (Hollywood Detective)

Charlie Alexander

Created by Nigel Williams ''How are you going to find out about anything when you couldn't see me and Saul in front of your eyes?'' -- the soon-to-be ex-wife is not impressed with Charlie's detective skills Struggling, middle-aged private detective CHARLIE ALEXANDER, the "hero" of the 1984 British mini-series Charlie, written by Nigel Williams, has a … Continue reading Charlie Alexander